If a loved one in a nursing home is being mistreated, action should be taken immediately.
When we place our loved ones in a nursing home, we have an expectation that they will be treated with kindness and compassion and receive the daily medical attention they need. Unfortunately, the vulnerable residents of nursing homes are often subject to physical, sexual, emotional, and financial abuse. If your loved one is injured by staff members, then the nursing home may be liable. Some common examples of nursing home injuries are as follows:
- Bed sores
- Sudden deterioration in physical or mental condition
- Unexplained bruises/cuts
Additionally, some facilities fall short of providing adequate medical care and attention to residents, which may indicate negligence and, in some cases, medical malpractice. Some common examples of nursing home negligence include the following:
- Wandering off (elopement)
- Failure to care for wounds
- Failure to provide correct medication/rehabilitation
The care and well-being of loved ones is, at best, a stressful, emotional, and costly endeavor. When they have been mistreated or neglected, the stakes are raised and action must be taken immediately.